83
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Score
83

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PlayStation 4 review: fast, powerful, worth it

Summary

Sony's fourth PlayStation console is fast, sleek and powerful. Its new DualShock gamepad is the best Sony's ever made. And the console is just getting started.

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Pros
  • Fast
  • Powerful
  • Great gamepad
  • Beautiful design
Cons
  • Short gamepad battery life
  • Weak game lineup at launch
PlayStation 4 review: fast, powerful, worth it

Every day, a new phone. A new tablet. A new laptop that doubles as a blender -- and it has Android! Video game consoles, thankfully, aren't quite so prolific. In 18 years of PlayStation's existence, we're only just this week reaching number four -- a massive difference from the likes of Apple's iPhone or Nokia's (ridiculously populous) Lumia line. This Friday, the PlayStation brand enters the "next generation" once more with the PlayStation 4, and the world is significantly different than the last time around: HD is now standard, online multiplayer an expectation and multitasking a given.

Beyond interesting, great-looking game experiences, gamers in 2013 expect a multitalented, speedy game console that's as fast and powerful as the ever-surging wave of bleeding edge electronics that are standard in modern life. Let's find out if the PlayStation 4 lives up to our lofty expectations.

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Scores

Engadget

83
 

Breakdown

Game library
6.4
Graphics
9.0
Controller(s)
9.1
Design and form factor
8.6
Other features (media, online, etc.)
7.4
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Specs

PlayStation

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
no
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
HDMI
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Specs

PlayStation

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
no
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
HDMI
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